Tips For Maintaining Your Wall Caddy

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This wall-mounted storage solution also helps free up valuable counter space. Great for small rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, and studios. This metal wall organizer adds a rustic style to your home or office.

Keep it Clean

The best way to keep your caddy clean is to wipe it down with a sponge or cloth that has been well-wrung and dampened with a mild dishwashing soap mixed with water (a couple of tablespoons of mild dishwashing liquid soap to two cups of warm water). Be sure to dry the surface thoroughly with a clean, lint-free towel.

For rust spots or hard water stains, you can use a scrub brush — just be careful around caulking and grouting. And remember to wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands from cleaning chemicals and bacteria.

Keeping cleaning products organized and in one place is a universal tip professional organizers will offer, and a wall-mounted caddy makes an ideal choice for managing your broom and mop supplies and laundry notions. Look for one designed to fit the space you intend to mount it- a kitchen pantry, linen closet, bathroom vanity, or broom closet.

Keep it Dry

Your shower caddy should hang securely on the wall. If it does not, it may become a safety hazard by falling on you while you shower or brushing your teeth. Several methods are available to secure your wall caddy.

One option is to anchor your caddy to the wall using hardware such as toggle bolts, screws, and wall anchors. Another is to use suction cups, which stick to the wall and act like anchors without requiring drilling.

Suppose you have a shower caddy with suction cups. In that case, you can make them more reliable by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly or toothpaste to the surface of the cup before attaching it to your shower wall. Regularly wash the cups with a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with a mild detergent solution (e.g., two tablespoons mild dishwashing liquid soap per 1 cup water). After washing, dry the area with a clean, lint-free cloth to ensure a firm grip.

Keep it Clean

Consider briefly leaving a dirty caddy on your wall because dirt will build up and cause rust spots. To prevent this:

1. Clean your caddy regularly.

2. Start by dipping a sponge or cloth in a cleaning solution of warm water and mild dish soap or an all-purpose cleaner.

3. Wring out the excess liquid and then wipe down the surface of your caddy.

4. Try a scrub brush and some elbow grease for tough grime.

If you don’t want to invest in a special rust remover, try using a bit of baking soda on the problem areas of your caddy to remove any stains or rust marks. You can also use a vinegar-and-water cleaning solution for stubborn spots, but ensure to spot-test your walls in an inconspicuous area first.

Another tip that professional organizers offer is to keep a pair of rubber gloves in your cleaning caddy because they’ll help you keep the surfaces of your caddy cleaner and safer to touch. Consider buying a wand duster to save time in those hard-to-reach areas.

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